About the Conference
Presented by the American Concrete Institute, ACI-MEC 2023 will feature leading local and international experts sharing their knowledge on topics such as new and existing concrete structures, codes and standards, innovation, new technologies and sustainability in building codes, ACI resources on concrete best practices, and more.
The conference will highlight the role of codes and standards on developing and exploring new technical solutions and technologies that are essential to meeting the demands of a changing world and tackle modern challenges in the concrete construction industry.
ACI-MEC 2023 will host special sessions on ACI resources on nonmetallic materials in collaboration with NEx: An ACI Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials. The sessions will include an introduction to the newly released ACI CODE-440.11-22, “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete Reinforced with Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Bars—Code and Commentary,” delivered by Dr. Tony Nanni, ACI President.
Sustainability will also be addressed through various sessions focusing on the role of sustainable materials in concrete construction, industry best practices for achieving sustainable projects, and a concise introduction to NEU: An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete. This center was established by the American Concrete Institute to foster global collaboration for promoting education, awareness, and adoption of carbon-neutral materials and technologies in the built environment. Additionally, the presentation will provide an overview of the Validation/Verification program, which is currently being launched by NEU.
PRO: An ACI Center of Excellence for Advancing Productivity to discuss topics including identifying issues that negatively impact productivity in concrete construction, the role of innovation, technologies and processes that improve concrete construction productivity, the role of structural engineers to improve constructability and productivity in the industry, and more.